Entries by ryan

What Does It Mean to be a Neighbor?

Nearly all of us are neighbors, i.e. we live adjacent or physically close to others. But not many of us are good neighbors. It’s an unfortunate reality for our neighbors, but also for us. Research indicates that knowing your neighbor reduces loneliness, increases trust and elevates overall well-being.

Stay With Friends

This weekend I am getting together with several of my closest friends. These are lifelong friends from college. We’ve been through a lot over the decades – from international adventures and weddings to the loss or physical decline of parents and other challenges life has put in our way. We live in different parts of…

What Will You Do with Your 8,000 Days?

8,000 days and growing. This is the amount of time we’re expected to live beyond the age of 65. It’s becoming increasingly relevant as more people wish to rewrite the script for retirement planning, particularly as compared to their parents. In some cases, it’s a necessity based on financial realities; in fact, more than half of U.S. workers plan to work past 65, the traditional retirement age.